Jan 03, 2018, 02:29pm
Oregon is gonna burn
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Apparently, Oregon still has full service gas stations and a law went into effect a few days ago either banning full service or allowing gas stations to no longer use gas attendants. I didn't look too much into it, but judging on some of the reactions Oregonians had at the prospect of having to pump their own gas, you would think all of Oregon is full of pampered retirees that have been catered all their life. Or, they're all amazing satirists, it was hard to tell.

http://m.fox8live.com/wvuefox8/db_354681/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=WGgSlSaK
Edited by UNDEADSOLDIER666 on Jan 03, 2018, 02:37pm
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Jan 03, 2018, 02:37pm

I honestly had no idea that full-service gas stations even existed anymore. I've never seen one, ever. I thought they were a mid-century thing.
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Jan 03, 2018, 02:38pm

According to the article I just added, Oregon and New Jersey are the only states that require full service
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Jan 03, 2018, 02:39pm

The comments on facebook are fucking hilarious, though
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Jan 03, 2018, 02:41pm

In my area, there's still baggers. Its not mandated and some stores just have the cashier bag it for you.
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Jan 03, 2018, 02:42pm

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Jan 03, 2018, 02:42pm

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Jan 03, 2018, 02:49pm

Grocery stores in my area still have baggers except Aldi. Aldi makes you pay for bags unless you bring your own, and you have to bag your stuff yourself. I don't mind it at all - that means they can keep prices super low, they don't waste material, and I can ensure my stuff is bagged the way I want it because I do it myself. The only thing is I use plastic grocery bags to line trashcans with etc., and I miss getting those for free lol

They also make you deposit a quarter to use a shopping cart, which is kind of cool because it holds you accountable for keeping the parking lot and the cart corral clean. Want your quarter back? Put your cart back where it belongs like a decent person.
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Jan 03, 2018, 02:52pm

To be fair though, I can see why people would be mad that those jobs would be gone. And I can also see how some people would need help pumping gas, or bagging groceries for that matter.
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Jan 03, 2018, 02:53pm

My state has a tax on bags, I think its like 5 cents a bag or something. We only got Aldi in our area recently and, from what I've heard, they aren't really worth driving to. Courtesy Clerks are usually at bulk and more high end stores, like Sprouts or Smart n Final.
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Jan 03, 2018, 02:55pm

I'm sure if they required assistance, there would be some way for them to ask the store clerks. Rural areas will still have them, but the urban areas will probably have multiple people on at once so, one could help a disabled/ederly customer if needed.
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Jan 03, 2018, 02:56pm

Oregon is full of hipsters so, I guess not
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Jan 03, 2018, 03:00pm

Aldi doesn't really have a huge selection and no healthy living section to speak of, so I can see why a lot of people wouldn't like it. But they do have decent produce and just about any staple you would need, including snacks, candy, wine, toiletries, and some kitchen stuff. Normally I'd spend $50 a trip at the regular grocery store, and at Aldi I'll spend less than $25 for the same stuff, just under a different label. I love it daydream
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Jan 03, 2018, 03:39pm

My five yo knows how to pump gas, and he can probably tell you the difference between the grades without understanding the compression/ combustion ratios that go along with it.

Toughen up, lern 2 pump
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Jan 03, 2018, 04:12pm

I recognize that the whole pump-your-own gas thing in Oregon and New Jersey seems pretty bizarre to residents of... everywhere else... but as someone who grew up there, you have to realize that when that's all you know, pumping your own can seem pretty foreign as well. Just imagine for a moment that you never had to touch a gas pump handle, select your octane, or enter anything on the keypad in your entire life. When I moved to California, I literally had to ask the station attendant to tell me how to use the push-up slide on/off mechanism, because I couldn't figure out how to get the pump to start. There's no instructions anywhere for a first-time user.

I think if there was a decent public awareness/educational campaign, you wouldn't get the kinds of reactions the OP is posting from in-state residents. Alas, there was none.
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Jan 03, 2018, 04:49pm

Yeah, if you never had to actually do a thing, it's not that strange to not know how to do a thing.
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Jan 03, 2018, 05:20pm

I HATE PUMPING GAS SO GODDAMN MUCH I ALMOST RUN OUT OF GAS BECAUSE I AVOID GOING TO THE STATION especially now I have to fill up my car and the car at work, I hate it.

In New York you have the option of pumping yourself or having someone do it for you and I wish we had that here.
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Jan 03, 2018, 05:27pm

I can understand not knowing how to do something you've never done, its the outrage people have over it. Before the trolls flooded the comments, people were commenting about how they have to deal with transients (the horrors of being asked for spare change!), they have to leave their kids in their car for like 3 minutes while they stand next to it, and the worst part: they might smell like gas! Seriously, they were acting like it was the end of days. Theres 48 other states that pump their own gas so, while it might be confusing at first, the outrage is completely unnecessary. Its like someone throwing a fit because they have to walk out and check their own mail instead of having the mailman hand it to them
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Jan 03, 2018, 06:12pm

From a UK perspective the meltdowns I’ve seen are fucking hilarious

Here petrol pump attendants are non existent afaik and baggers are as common as unicorns, and people are too polite to accept the cashier’s offer to “help with the bags” even if they actually want it

Basically America is soft as shit
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Jan 03, 2018, 09:26pm

Almost every gas station here have full service and almost all grocery store have baggers. I don’t know why but my parents told me that it’s better because it means job for some people. People don’t mind though if they have to bag their groceries, but majority won’t pump gas.
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